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Paper w78-1993-2-209:
View Integration in building design

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van Nederveen S

View Integration in building design

Abstract: The design process of a building is a process of co-operation of many different participants. Each participant has his own perception of the building and uses his own building model, Such participant specific building models are called (actor) view models. The combination of multiple view models and multiple companies involved, makes it very difficult to manage communication in the design process. This paper presents an approach for the management of different view models, Following this approach, discipline specific information is defined in view models. View models can communicate to each other via a model kernel, which is formed by the overlapping of the view models. The view model structure is illustrated with a case study which develops two view models of a wall. The integration of these two models illustrates how the kernel model can be constructed. Models for other disciplines can be added to the view model structure. Two models for conceptual design views are presented and discussed briefly. The presented view model structure can function as a basis for integration of computer applications. However, regarding CAD systems, results are expected to be more modest.

Keywords: view integration; building information models; product modelling; integrated design; management of design information


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